Hey Everyone! I hope that you are enjoying Armchair BEA! I took the chance to interview a fellow blogger and learn a little bit about here. So without wasting any more time let’s get to know Donna from Bites a little better!
How long have you been book blogging?
About two and a half years now.
Why did you start blogging?
I used to write reviews on my writing blog for the hell of it. Then I stumbled upon one of the publishers’ ARC programs and when I tried to sign up, I was denied because my blog wasn’t a pure review blog. So I farted around a little bit, came upon The Story Siren, among others, and got the inspiration to dive into the book blogging world. I transferred what reviews I already had, started posting and finding my footing in my own blogging world and the rest is history.
How did you pick your blog name?
In an early description of my review style I considered myself a Doberman Pinscher ripping into books. I chomped on books and spit out reviews. Bites was a natural formation from that whole mantra.
What is your favorite book from the last year and why?
That’s a hard one. Probably Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick. Just her writing, what she wrote about, and how she pulled you right into the story and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t get enough of it. I promoted it every chance that I got and I turned quite a few people onto that title that probably wouldn’t have heard of it otherwise.
If you could meet any author who would it be and why?
Probably Cinda Williams Chima. I adore her worldbuilding in her Seven Realms novels and I’d just want to pick her brain about writing and whatnot.
If you had pick just 3 books to take with you to a deserted island what would they be?
Why We Suck by Denis Leary, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling and Song of the Vampire by Carmen Adams
Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from.
I’m 28 with a bachelor’s in English and a minor in creative writing. I currently underwrite insurance (it requires very little of my degree, to my chagrin) during the day and I try as I might to write at night. Like many of my fellow book bloggers, I’d like to be published some day. I’m the owner of a psychotic Miniature Pinscher named Malfoy (yes that Malfoy, do you know another?) and the keeper of a fine soldier boy. I’m currently looking to relocate from Connecticut to a place that doesn’t know the meaning of snow and where I won’t suffer a small death every spring.
Thanks Donna for sharing a bit about yourself! I can’t wait to check out all of these interviews! I am sure most will be more fun than mine.